If there's one thing almost everyone remembers about their elementary school art class, it's making a clay pot. Though a few of our kinders have already had some ceramics experience, this is my introduction to ceramics for our youngest students. Kudos to New Hope Elementary Art Teach Sarah Finman-Jones for her suggestion of having the students use popsicle sticks to start their initial hole in the clay when their little thumbs aren't quite up to the task. Worked like a charm. I'll be working to get these wrapped up for safekeeping so that they can make it home in time for the holidays, as I think a lot of kinders plan to give these as gifts!